ever have a stew in a pumpkin?this is a awesome receipe i got from my mom.

United States
August 6, 2007 10:32am CST
first you will need a well shaped 5 to 6 pound pumpkin,salt and pepper,butter,2 pounds of stew beef,cut in 1 inch cubes,1/4 cup of flour, 2 tbsp. cooking oil, 2 cloves,garlic,minced, 1 large onion sliced, 1 cup of red wine, 2 cups of beef broth, 1/2 tsp.salt, 1/2 tsp.thyme, 1 bay leaf, 1 cup of peeled tomatoes, 2 med zucchini,sliced, 1 can garbanzo beans drained.2 carrot,sliced,2 potatoes peeled and cooked. remove lid of pumpkin and retain for later use.scoop out seeds and stringy portion.score inside several times,then rub interior surface with salt and pepper.place pumpkin upside down in a large shallow pan,place the lid pan beside the pumpkin.add 1/4 inch water and bake at 350 for an hour or so or intil tender.remove pumpkin from oven.drain water and return upright pumpkin to baking pan.rub inside surface with butter.drenge meat in flour,brown in oil with garlic.add onions and simmer until soft. stir in wine,broth,and seasonings and cook over low heat until meat is tender i would say about 1 hour.then add all your vegetables and simmer for 45 minutes.spoon stew into warm pumpkin.you can also eat the pumpkin pulp with the stew if desired.enjoy
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@raychill (6571)
• United States
6 Aug 07
That just sounds way too complicated! have you ever tried making pumpkin pie from scratch? Because as much as I love that it's one of the most annoying things to do because it just takes Soooo much.
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• United States
7 Aug 07
yea they do take alot of time,so i dont do it that much.i never tried that with a homemade punkin pie from scratch yet.maybe around the holidays,if i have time lol.thanks for comment
@pendragon (3354)
• United States
6 Aug 07
Wow,in a pumpkin is very interesting!! May have to give this one a try!Thanks!
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• United States
6 Aug 07
yea when i first heard of this i was like what a cool way of cooking,and very unique.so i gave it a try a few times,and people just love the taste of it,and what a coversation over this meal when people see me making it.they look at me like what are you doing with this punkin.lol.thanks for comment.have a great day.
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@pendragon (3354)
• United States
6 Aug 07
lol...it reminded me of eating at the Panera bread restaurant where they serve soup in bowls made of bread.You're welcome and you too!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
6 Aug 07
My husband had told me about soup or stew in a pumpkin. I hadn't heard of it. Then I went to the library and they had a recipe for one. Theirs was a little different. Venison, carrots, onions, potatoes, and broth from beef. Also part time ingredients and pumpkin separate and part time together in the oven to get the flavors to blend into the pumpkin more. I like both recipes, yours and this one. I haven't done this in years. I had forgotten about it. mmmm, next month or so, pumpkins will be ready. Think I'll have a go at it again. Thank you very much for this post.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
7 Aug 07
Thank you for picking this as best response. Too bad we can't nominate best topics. Yours is the best one concerning food that I've seen in a long time. Thanks again.